Fall is a great time for shellfishing on Cape Cod. The water is still relatively warm and the weather, if you aren't in the middle of a Nor'Easter, is generally crisp and beautiful. A lot reopens in October and November so time to get the rake out of the shed and start digging.
Each town has unique regulations and areas that are open and closed depending on the season. Check out the listings below for more details on your town. We also provide one or two suggestions of our favorite places but we suggest you find your own!
|Town information||Our Favorite Spot (but check for seasonal closures)|
|Mashpee||Great River south of the landing|
|Barnstable||Scudder Lane or West Bay|
|Dennis||Cove Rd (West Dennis Side)|
|Chatham||Mill Creek or Oyster Pond|
|Orleans||Little Pleasant Bay|
|Eastham||Boat Meadow Creek|
|Wellfleet||Indian Neck or Chipman's Cove|
|Provincetown||West of the Breakwater|
Photo courtesy of C. Dannhauser